Even though i don't have a huge amount of faith in Jim Murray these days, it was his 95.5% new make score that made me curious, and ultimately visit Bimber. Have to admit i wasn't expecting much but boy was I wrong. Darius the head distiller is passionate about producing a craft product. He was nice enough to let me sample another cask that Jim Murray gave 95 in the whisky bible.
It is a virgin oak cask number 7. I'd never had a single malt matured in Virgin oak before- only bourbon. It is a stunning dram, Big flavours and complexity for a whisky so young. Loved it so much I bought a 30 litre cask of Virgin Oak. Look forward to their first release. Definitely one to watch out for.